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ALBERT LEA, Minn. - Fire departments all over Minnesota are spreading the word when it comes to fire safety.
The Albert Lea Fire Department visited the Children's Center in town as part of Fire Prevention Week.
This year’s theme focuses on preventing kitchen fires urging folks to cook with caution and clearing countertops in their kitchen.
Local fire leaders say it's an opportunity to teach young kids some of the basics in case of a fire.
"Stop, drop and roll,” Captain Scott Hanna of the Albert Lea Fire Department said. “It's just a real easy training device to help kids if they do make a mistake or get too close to something, that they have a way to address it. 911 get us rolling right away. We would rather show up and find out it is nothing than get called a couple of minutes late.”
Captain Hanna adds the week allows kids to see fire fighters in their full gear.
That way, if there is a fire, they won't be afraid and helps firefighters get everyone out as fast as possible.
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